My upstream ISP does not support IPv6

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sun Feb 13 20:18:10 CST 2011


fwiw we have v6 transit from internap in metro atlanta. setup was
drama-free. up until about 6 months ago it was offered on a
non-production basis and only as a tunnel, now it's dual stacked to our
customer edge.

joel

On 2/4/11 7:05 AM, Scott Helms wrote:
> We have been working diligently for more than 6 months to try and get a
> /56 routed to one of our offices in metro Atlanta.  The carrier in
> question is a Tier 1 as well as being one of the old telecom names.  I
> have the entire chain of emails documenting the carrier's struggles with
> internal process and technical issues.  We are currently waiting for a
> new edge router to be ready to transfer our existing circuits to.  Not
> that it matters but we were also told that we would be moved from a
> Cisco to a Juniper.  Once I realized how much of a struggle that was
> turning into I contacted some of our other providers (a mix of Tier 1 &
> 2 ISPs and collocation providers) as of this moment none of them (though
> some seem close) are actually prepared to deliver IPv6 connectivity
> where we need it despite some of them already touting preparedness.
> 
> What I think is worth remembering is that there are a _lot_ of moving
> parts to get right to actually route an IPv6 block down a connection. 
> Some of those parts are technical like making sure an edge router that
> may have been in place for years can handle IPv6 traffic _and_ that
> addition won't cause a CPU or other issue on the specific platform
> you're looking at.  Some of the others are simply business process
> pieces like making sure contracts, internal and external documentation,
> and work flow that need to be updated.
> 
> TLDR version, marketing often fails to reflect reality :)
> 
> On 2/3/2011 10:04 PM, Franck Martin wrote:
>> The biggest complaint that I hear from ISPs, is that their upstream
>> ISP does not support IPv6 or will not provide them with a native IPv6
>> circuit.
>>
>> Is that bull?
>>
>> I thought the whole backbone is IPv6 now, and it is only the
>> residential ISPs that are still figuring it out because CPE are still
>> not there yet.
>>
>> Where can I get more information? Any list of peering ISPs that have
>> IPv6 as part of their products?
>>
>> It seems to me the typical answer sales people say when asked about
>> IPv6: "Gosh, this is the first time I'm asked this one".
>>
> 
> 





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